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Fusion Halifax Launches It’s 6th Cycle of the Mentorship Program

Posted: June 27, 2016 at 5:52 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)



HALIFAX, NS – On June 22nd, Fusion Halifax launched the 2016-2017 Mentorship Program. The Mentorship Program is a career-building initiative that custom-matches Halifax’s young professionals with seasoned business leaders in an eight-month mentoring relationship.

Mentee Hamza Haneef says, “I’m very excited and consider myself lucky to be a part of the Mentorship Program this year.  It’s very important to surround yourself with successful and distinguished individuals as their excellence and wisdom is sure to motivate and inspire you to grow and become leaders of tomorrow.”

Now in its 6th cycle, the Mentorship Program has matched over 125 young professionals with local leaders. Mentors and mentees meet once a month for support and discussion, and also have an opportunity to network with others in the program, including during the orientation, launch and closing events for the program. Shauna Smith, Director of Fusion’s People Factor Action Team announced that their team’s Mentorship Committee has successfully matched 32 mentees with custom-matched mentors for the 6th cycle of the program.

“Keeping our young talent is critically important to a growing vibrant Halifax.  I’m excited to be part of the Fusion Mentorship Program to provide support and guidance to help a young professional in their career development,” says Mentor Nancy Phillips, Halifax Partnership’s VP of Trade, Investment and International Partnerships. Kirby Putnam, Executive Vice President, Lindsay Construction is a repeat mentor of the program, and “found the mentorship program to be highly rewarding; the act of providing helpful advice and knowledge to the mentee is a win–win, and I  would recommend it to anyone wanting to better our community by supporting young rising stars.”

Fusion Halifax’s 6th Cycle of the Mentorship Program kicked off June 22 at the Garrison Brewing Co.

“I’m honoured to provide guidance and support to emerging talent in our region as part of Fusion’s Mentorship program.  As a mentor, it’s always my aim to offer a global perspective and encourage innovative, diverse approaches to leadership,” notes Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, President and CEO, Digital Nova Scotia.

For more information about Fusion Halifax visit: fusionhaliax.ca.


Fusion Halifax is a non-profit organization that challenges young professionals in Halifax to think forward and take charge of their city’s future. We connect, engage and inspire our members to make Halifax a destination of choice to live, work and play. We value our community and believe that civic engagement and the development of young professionals are key to building a city that we can call home for years to come.